PRESQUE ISLE — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who went missing nearly 14 years ago.

Authorities say Starlette Vining has been missing from the Presque Isle area since October 1998. Police say she was known as a dependable employee at a Presque Isle grocery store, but suddenly stopped coming to work and never returned to pick up her last paycheck.

State police told the Bangor Daily News that new information has led investigators to believe people in the community may have additional information regarding her disappearance.

Police said Vining, who would now be 52, was known to move about but had never been out of her family’s lives for more than a few years at a time.